TITLE

A Monumental Decision

PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
Current Events;11/19/2004, Vol. 104 Issue 11, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the debate on the display of Ten Commandments on state property, with reference to several court cases. In two separate cases, the High Court had to decide whether displays of the Ten Commandments on state property violate the U.S. Constitution. One case involves a monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments displayed on the grounds of the Texas state capitol in Austin. The other case involves copies of the religious rales that hang in two Kentucky courthouses. In the Texas case, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the monument didn't violate the Constitution, while in the Kentucky case, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals asked to take down the Ten Commandments.
ACCESSION #
14977954

 

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